The Importance of Meditation

When you think of meditation, what do you think of it? You may imagine someone sitting crossed legged with a straight back, with their hands on their knees, in silence, and concentrating intently. This is just one of the many ways that meditation can be done. Others include mindful walking,...

The Benefits of Seeking Out Therapy

Going to therapy, or some sort of counseling may be a lot more common than you think. More than 59 million people in America alone regularly seek out the help of a professional in the mental health field. Despite this rather large number, there remains a huge taboo around seeking mental health...

3 Helpful Tips to Fall Asleep Easier at Night

Do you have trouble getting to sleep each night? If so, you are not alone. 1 in 3 people does not get enough sleep each night. Catching those coveted Z’s is not just about getting that beauty sleep. Getting adequate sleep helps us focus, provides energy and allows your body and mind time to...

How Social Media Impacts our Mental Health

If there is one thing that brings humans together, it is the needs and wants for connection. When we surround ourselves with friends and family, it triggers a feel-good hormone that makes us feel loved, and attached. When we do not have the ability to be with each other, we lose that sense of...

3 Signs of an Unhealthy Relationship

We as humans love connection and feeling close to one another. In fact, these connections are what drives us, and inspires us to seek out relationships with people. When it comes to love relationships, it can easily turn into a slippery slope. What was once a healthy, functional relationship, may...

Mindfulness Exercises for Children

Establishing mindfulness practices as early as childhood can be great for emotional and cognitive development. More and more, mindfulness training is being implemented into the school curriculum, and for good reason. Mindfulness has been linked to self-regulation and self-awareness. For those...

3 Ways to Tackle an Anxiety/Panic Attack in its Tracks

The feelings of anxiety and panic are no joke. They can feel overwhelming, all-encompassing, and like the feel will never surpass. When these feelings of worry and panic start to fester, they are usually coupled with the idea that you are not in a safe situation, and as a response, your fight or...

Are Essential Oils Potentially Dangerous? A Look Into the World of Health Promotion

If you’ve seen the new documentary series titled (Un)well, you may have been educated about the other side of essential oils, the side that is hidden from society. Big essential oil companies make billions of dollars a year in this industry, claiming that their products will increase the health...

Why You Should Stop Using Your Phone Before Bedtime

Using your smart phone and especially looking at a bright screen can increase your risk of insomnia, or at least lead to not getting a restful, good nights sleep. If you do need to use your phone at night, at least put it into “dark” mode. This will help you brain wind down rather than stimulate...

Benefits of Sleeping 8 Hours Per Night

Getting a full 8 hours of sleep can be challenging for most people. It's not impossible, however, if you develop a pattern your body can get used to. Some people seem to be able to function on less 8 hours, but that doesn't make it healthy. Lack of sleep has been linked to health issues including...

What to Do to Relieve Stress

We live in a fast-paced world where sometimes it never seems to slow down. Finding some peace and ways to unwind can be challenging.